Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded a second release candidate (RC) version of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a almost a week after Apple released the first RC. This RC likely represents the final version of iOS 16.5 that will be provided to the public, which Apple has said is coming this week.

iOS 16
iOS 16.5 adds a Sports tab in the Apple News app, making it easier to access sports-focused content. You can choose to follow your favorite teams to get updates on a regular basis. Apple's full release notes for the update are below.

This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

- A new Pride Celebration wallpaper for the Lock Screen to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture
- Sports tab in Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
- My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
- Fixes an issue where Spotlight may become unresponsive
- Addresses an issue where Podcasts in CarPlay may not load content
- Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices

Registered developers can opt in to the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to Software Update, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option and toggling on the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
2 weeks ago
Dang! Was hoping for a public release but Patience is a Virtue!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
2 weeks ago

Some more Matter bug fixes.

Tis one of those days. ;)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yrmmont Avatar
2 weeks ago
As long as it is bug free!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
2 weeks ago
Wow, curve ball today. :eek:

Good news's immediately available as a PB test release also, not thats its only for Devs.

* OS 16.5 RC 2 (20F66) - May 15, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 RC 2 (20F66) - May 15, 2023
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
2 weeks ago
All updates are appreciated.. but this 2nd RC business makes us think that 1st RC was the beta that we should have skipped.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
2 weeks ago

So much for its release this week.
It may still release on Wednesday or Thursday.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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